u3a News from around Wales

Hilary Jones returns as Wales Trustee

Sue Shannon-Jones has had to stand down as Regional Trustee for Wales. Former Trustee Hilary Jones is taking over until at least the AGM in October. For more information visit the Trustee page.

Research & Shared Learning Conference

The 40th Anniversary Research and Shared Learning Day Conference is to be held in Preston on 3rd August 2022.
Download details: Research & Shared Learning Conference

Wales u3a Short Story Competition 2021

Chris Winner announced the results of the competition on the theme of "Freedom". They are:

  • 1st ‘Out Of The Frying Pan’ by Laura Bailey, Porthmadog u3a
  • 2nd ‘Breaking the Chain’, by Tina Lukey, Flintshire u3a
  • 3rd ’Freedom Trip’ by Lynda Okeefe, Gilwern u3a

Other finalists were:

  • 'Ariadne's Question' by Alan Hawley, Welshpool u3a
  • 'Four Diamond Rings' by Margaret Preston, Prestatyn Rhyl and District u3a
  • 'The Forager's Child' by Joanna Shone, Flintshire u3a
  • ‘The Glass Bottle and the Clay Pot’, by Allan Williams, Porthcawl u3a
  • 'The Red Kite' by Janet Willson, Welshpool u3a
  • 'To Go Or Not To Go' by Kay Blackwell, Gilwern u3a
  • 'Waterloo Sunset' by Ray Ede, Ruthin and District u3a

Download: the Wales u3a short stories 2021 collection which contains all of the finalists' stories.

Looking Back on Lockdown - a u3a Shared Learning Project

Writers from u3as all over the UK have contributed their reflections on the past eighteen months in this new compilation by the Research Network.

Download: Looking Back on Lockdown

Latest newsletters from Wales u3as

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Flintshire NewsletterLlandrindod NewsletterLlandudno NewsletterNewcastle Emlyn Newsletter
Porthmadog NewsletterRuthin NewsletterTorfaen NewsletterMonmouth Annual Magazine

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Interested in Philosophy?

Whether or not you have any qualifications, you might like to join a Google discussion Group set up for "u3a Philosophy in Wales". It has a wide remit and presumes no grounding in the topic. If you want to know more (or what a Google Group is!), please email Roger Boyle (of Aberystwyth u3a) and ask.

Gilwern u3a Celebrates 100th Member

Gilwern u3a, launched in 2016, has just signed up its 100th member. You can read about what they have achieved by downloading the Gilwern press release.

Shared Learning Projects

There have been two major Shared Learning project run in Wales. You can find out more about the projects: